FOX 32 NEWS - The United State Holocaust Memorial Museum would appreciate if visitors would stop catching Pokemon on its grounds.
The museum is a 'PokeStop' in the game where players can get free items.
Museum communications director Andrew Hollinger told The Washington Post that the game seems disrespectful, especially when played in more solemn parts of the museum such as the Hall of Remembrance.
"We are trying to find out if we can get the museum excluded from the game," Hollinger said.
The following is from The Washington Post:
On Monday afternoon, there were plenty of people inside the museum who seemed to be distracted from its haunting exhibits as they tried to "catch 'em all." A player even used a lure module, a beacon that attracts Pokemon to a specific PokeStop, on the museum's marker — making double-headed bird-like creatures dubbed Doduos and rodent-like Rattatas practically swarm on users' screens.
The player behind the lure, a 30-year-old visiting from North Carolina named Dustin who declined to share his last name with The Post for privacy reasons, was excited to catch a crustacean-like Krabby while waiting in the museum's lobby with a group of friends to pick up tickets for a scheduled tour of the exhibits.